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Posted: October 7, 2007

Developing a Nanotechnology Code of Conduct for European Industry

(Nanowerk News) The European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance (ENTA) is holding a one day meeting on December 5, 2007, for companies to input into the development of a Nanotechnology Code of Conduct for European Industry (NCoC for European Industry).
Scope:
To prevent fragmentation and the proliferation of numerous nanotechnology conduct schemes across Europe, ENTA proposes to implement a “Code for Europe” which will allow companies a role in developing and implementing strategies for the responsible and transparent development of nanotechnologies.
Agenda:
Dr. Anna Gergely of Mayer Brown International will summarize the issues currently being reviewed concerning nanotechnology law, regulation and policy in the EU.
Dr Carolin Kranz of BASF will outline their Nanotechnology Code of Conduct and offer insights from the NanoDialog of the German Environmental Ministry.
+ other topics that are relevant to encourage discussion
Discussion:
Attendees will be invited to share opinions and offer their input to shape the first draft of the NCoC for European Industry. The draft will then be disseminated for consultation.
Messages:
The NCoC for European Industry will:
Be in line with ENTA’s commitment which supports all actions that ensure new nanotechnologies are developed in a safe and responsible manner and its commitment to open communication and dialogue.
Provide a fair framework that enables the EU to compete effectively on the world stage while supporting innovation.
Lend itself to the development of governance tools.
Attendance is free. To register please send an RSVP to Del Stark at del.stark@euronanotrade.com. Or register at www.euronanotrade.com/news/CodeRegistration.doc
Source: ENTA